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Bilbao at the World Creativity Forum

Jesus Carames

April 13, 2024 | 9:30 a.m.

Next week, Euskadi will become the epicenter of world culture by hosting the 'World Creativity Forum' from April 15 to 17. This event, held every two years, will bring together cultural and creative professionals from around the world to explore the latest trends and models in the sector, with the aim of promoting new job opportunities and establishing connections between different actors in the field. cultural.

The 2024 World Creativity Forum, under the motto 'Cultural and Creative Ecosystems: Governance and Innovation Models', will have the collaboration of the Basque Government and will take place in three key locations: the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao, Tabakalera in Donostia and Artium in Vitoria-Gasteiz. During these three days, the event will offer conferences, workshops, debates and guided tours, providing a platform for hundreds of participants to share experiences and good practices.

The Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, together with the Minister of Culture and Linguistic Policy, Bingen Zupiria, will inaugurate the forum at the Euskalduna Palace. This forum not only aims to be a meeting point for professionals in the sector, but also an opportunity to project the Cultural and Creative Industries of Euskadi internationally and explore their innovative potential.

Creativity as a basis for the development of intelligence

The forum's agenda is designed to vindicate the role of the regions in cultural and creative development, highlighting Euskadi's innovative policies in this sector. This includes the Euskadi Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3), which has focused on strengthening the local economy through innovation and creativity.

The forum program is divided into four main Thematic Areas, each coordinated by local entities with extensive experience in their respective fields. These areas will cover topics such as the governance of cultural and creative industries, innovation in these sectors, business and market development, and related education and research. The objective is to address the current challenges of these industries and present successful cases of innovative practices.

Additionally, the 'World Creativity Forum' will include the DC Living Lab, a student exchange program that allows participants to work in interdisciplinary teams to solve real problems within the cultural and creative industries. This year, the program can be followed both online and in person, coordinated by KSIgune, the Knowledge Pole in Cultural and Creative Industries of Basque Higher Education.

This event is not only a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences, but also a celebration of creativity and innovation that seeks to foster a positive impact on society by integrating culture into economic and social development. With its focus on collaboration and innovative governance, the 'World Creativity Forum' promises to be an important reference point for all professionals in the cultural and creative sector.

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